Found September 13, 2013 on
NorthWest Sports Beat:
Report Card Time
The Portland Trail Blazers have earned a “B” from NBA.com for their offseason accomplishments.
What grade do you give Rip City?
Here’s the write-up:
“Until ending the season on a 13-game slide due largely to injury and exhausted players, the Blazers remarkably were fighting for the final playoff spot in the West. This season comes with an extra dose of hope and will require Lillard to build on his Rookie of the Year campaign. Having better players around him should help.
This is also a critical year in terms of Aldridge’s future. The career-Blazer has two years left on his contract and there have been rumblings that he’d like to move on. In his seven seasons he has not advanced beyond the first round. Just making the playoffs this season will be tough in a loaded conference. If he doesn’t see real progress, those rumblings will grow louder.
– Jeff Caplan“
NBA.com: Blazers Get “B” On 2013 Offseason Report Card
The Portland Trail Blazers received a “B” on their 2013 offseason report card from NBA.com.
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Damian Lillard recently sat down with Henry Abbot of ESPN’s TrueHoop TV and predicted that the Portland Trail Blazers would win 46 games during the 2013-14 NBA season.
There are two big questions that come to mind with this prediction: Can the Blazers reach this lofty goal, and where would 46 wins put Rip City in the race for the playoffs?
If you’re Damian Lillard, you...
It seems that almost everyone these days wants to show off their rap skills and recently, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard decided to show off his flow on his Instagram page.
Check out this Instagram video which shows Lillard spitting some bars for “#FourBarsFriday” and announces a contest in honor of that hashtag:
Damian Lillard image courtesy of Getty Images
The Portland Trail Blazers have added rookie forward Richard Howell to their training camp roster.
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